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Poster: mohole15 Date: Aug 21, 2008 11:11am
Forum: web Subject: New B question regarding wayback machine

I'm new to the site. I just checked out the wayback machine for the first time. AWESOME!!!

If anyone can answer this question for me, I've had a heck of a time trying to determine this:

On the wayback machine, I looked up a website. The serch results indicated the site had been updated in August of 2007. However, in 2008, there are two entries. These two entries do not have the asterisk next to them.

I clicked on the most recent date and got what appears to be the current site.

In other words -- What are the dates listed in the wayback machine that aren't the dates the site was updated?

Please help!!!

Jason

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Poster: kustota Date: Aug 21, 2008 5:46pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: New B question regarding wayback machine

"When our automated systems crawl the web every few months or so, we find that only about 50% of all pages on the web have changed from our previous visit. This means that much of the content in our archive is duplicate material. If you don't see ""*"" next to an archived document, then the content on the archived page is identical to the previously archived copy."
(quote from http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#6)

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